Industry update: more on fan experience, sustainability and stadium developments
Find out more on the new Wi-Fi network at the Olympiastadion in Berlin and Stadium Australia getting a 120 meter straight-run video screen!
Operations & Ticketing
- Bayern Munich claimed a first for the German Bundesliga by implementing an automated 3G check at all entrances to the Allianz Arena. In association with our stadium partner, access solutions company SKIDATA, a so-called 3G certificate for the fully vaccinated, recovered or fully tested individuals was required for entry to the Allianz Arena.
Sustainability & SMART
- Udinese Calcio and Bluenergy Group have announced that they are renewing their partnership for the fifth consecutive year. Both Bluenergy and Udinese have taken action to make their activities greener and more sustainable, with the stadium set to continue to be powered using electricity from certified renewable sources and gas with offset emissions.
- Together with long-standing partner PKN Datenkommunikations, and in preparation for the 2024 European Football Championship (EURO 2024), Extreme Networks will deploy a high-performance Wi-Fi 6 network at the Olympiastadion in Berlin that meets UEFA’s venue and networking infrastructure requirements.
Fan Experience & Hospitality
- Stadium Australia is set to transform their event experience with the installation of a new straight-run video screen. The 120 meter long Great Southern Screen will be installed as part of fan-focused digital upgrades worth more than $10m throughout the venue. Our corporate partner and global architectural design firm Populous planned the new video display integration at Stadium Australia.
- Cadiz CF continues to take decisive steps in terms of innovation and technology to offer fans an improved experience. In this vein, the Andalusian club has a new WebTV project which aims to unify all of the club's audiovisual content within a single environment. "The platform is designed to offer programmes and live events of all kinds, as well as to host and play regular club content, making it the first step towards a 360-degree experience for digital season-ticket holders, who will form part of the fans who do not attend the stadium in person," explains executive vice-president of Cadiz CF, Rafael Contreras.
Development & Construction
- After 12 years, HŠK Posušje was promoted to the Bosnian first division. And now, they revealed their plans to expand the infrastructure. A unique concept has emerged that will be one of the most interesting in Eastern Europe. 8,000 fans will be able to attend matches in the Posušje Arena, resembling a flying saucer thanks to its grayish metallic façade.